Best-ever mince pie

Best-ever mince pie

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • wheat and gluten free
  • 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time
  • 35 minutes
  • Krone Night Nectar Cap Classique

“Everyone loves mince pies, so why not supersize yours this year? Ingenious and delicious served with a jug of custard and coffee or dessert wine.”- Abigail Donnelly


  • 200 g macadamia flour
  • 60 g butter, melted until slightly browned and cooled
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 t vanilla paste
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 1 x 450 g jar Woolworths fruit mincemeat
  • 100 g Woolworths Christmas grapefruit marmalade with gin (or traditional marmalade)
  • 50 g flaked almonds
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the flour into a bowl and mix in the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg. Knead to form a ball, then wrap in clingwrap and chill for 30 minutes.

2. Allow the dough to soften slightly, then roll out between two pieces of greaseproof paper into a roundish shape. Place on a lined baking tray.

3. Spoon in the mincemeat and marmalade, leaving a 5 cm border around the edges. Fold the border over. Sprinkle over the nuts and bake for 35 minutes. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis
Production: Abigail Donnelly 
Food assistant: Emma Nkunzana and Terry Donnelly

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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